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News: Hakkasan to bring celebrate Hakkatini night to Atlantis, the Palm


In celebration of the world’s love affair with the art of the martini, Hakkasan will bring its celebrated Hakkatini night to Dubai. Taking place every evening from 18:00-21:00, guests can experience a reinvention of the classic martini cocktail using exclusive fusions and unusual ingredients.

News: British Airways pilot strike to cause disruption in September


British Airways is preparing to cancel flights on at least five consecutive days in September following the announcement of strike action by pilots. Members of staff represented by the British Airline Pilots Association will take industrial action on September 9th, 10th and 27th in a dispute over pay.

News: EgyptAir prepares to debut A220-300


The first A220-300 for EgyptAir has successfully completed its inaugural test flight from the Mirabel assembly line. The first of 12 aircraft EgyptAir has on order is due to be delivered to the Cairo-based airline in the coming weeks.

News: Bombardier to supply new trams to Dresden


Bombardier Transportation and Dresden’s transport authority, Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe, have signed a contract to supply and maintain 30 Flexity trams for the city.

News: British Airways steps in to replace Virgin Atlantic on Saint Lucia route


Saint Lucia will welcome new flights from the UK next summer, with British Airways to introduce a twice weekly departure. The flights will commence on July 4th and will run through August 29th, 2020.

News: Ryanair rated worst for customer service in UK


Ryanair has been rated the worst firm for customer service out of 100 popular British brands. Passengers with the low-cost airline were left feeling undervalued by unhelpful staff and miserable complaints handling, new Which? research reveals.

News: Eynaud appointed chief executive with Sun Resorts


Headquartered in Mauritius, with over three decades of hospitality experience, Sun Resorts owns and manages five unrivalled resorts in two of the world’s most coveted holiday destinations in the Indian Ocean: Mauritius and the Maldives.

News: Wizz Air to launch flights from London Southend for first time


Wizz Air will begin operations at London Southend Airport with the launch of flights to the popular Eastern European destinations of Bucharest in Romania and Vilnius in Lithuania.

News: CWT appoints first chief procurement officer


In his newly-created position, Andrew Gunnels will have responsibility over CWT’s global strategic sourcing and procurement operations and will also lead the company’s global real estate and facilities management.

News: Six Senses Spa Ninh Van Bay welcomes new spa


The spa enhancements include six renovated treatment rooms as well as a brand-new state-of-the-art fitness centre located on top of the spa with a panoramic view of the bay, a tranquil meditation sala and an indoor flying yoga studio.

News: British Airways seeks to improve service with cabin crew iPhones


British Airways will issue all of its 15,000-cabin crew with iPhone XRs to help them offer a more personalised service to the more than 45 million customers that travel with the airline every year.

News: Embraer E195-E2 set to make Russian debut


Following a tour through China, Japan and Asia Pacific, Embraer’s latest plane, the E195-E2, will make its Russian debut at the upcoming Moscow air show, MAKS-2019.

News: CLIA heads to Dublin for new Irish cruise conference


CLIA today announced it will a host its first-ever cruise conference dedicated to Irish travel agents. The conference will be held in Dublin and will take place on November 20th.

News: New chief financial officer for Azizi Developments


Mika Toivola brings with him an extensive background in corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, strategic planning and risk management along with a deep understanding of the real estate and construction sectors.

News: Hammer to lead the Okura Prestige Bangkok


The Okura Prestige Bangkok has appointed Dutch native Niek Hammer as the new general manager. Married with three children, multi-lingual Hammer joins the property from Hotel Okura Macau where he held the general manager’s position for three years.

News: Qantas sees fall in annual profits as fuel costs rise


Qantas has posted a 17 per cent fall in annual net profit, driven by rising fuel costs and a weaker Australian dollar. Qantas also confirmed it will run test services on planned 19-hour flights to determine whether passengers and crew can withstand the marathon journeys.

News: Britain prepares for record breaking bank holiday weekend


VisitEngland’s August bank holiday trip-tracker survey has revealed that 8.6 million Brits are definitely planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK this bank holiday weekend, bringing an estimated £2.1 billion boost to the economy.

News: German tourism sees continued growth in early 2019


According to provisional figures from the Federal Statistical Office, 39.8 million international overnights were registered across hotels and accommodation establishments with more than ten beds between January and June.

News: British Airways partners with Velocys for sustainable jet fuel project


British Airways is one step closer to powering its future fleet with sustainable jet fuel made from rubbish as plans have been submitted to develop Europe’s first household and commercial solid waste to sustainable fuels plant.

News: Embraer celebrates anniversary with São Paulo investment


Embraer has announced a US$30 million investment in the expansion of its Eugênio de Melo unit. The facility is based in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil.

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